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Zsuffa Zsolt DLA
Zsolt Zsuffa (1972) started his architectural studies at Szent István University - Ybl Miklós Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering, than moved forward to do his Masters. He co-founded his own studio together with Laszlo Kalmar under the name of Zsuffa and Kalmar Épitesz Muterem (ZSK Architects). They participated in dozens of local and international tenders succesfully, their buildings received several architectural awards and were recognized by professional organizations. The studio’s activity incoporates the whole architectural design spectrum, from interior design till urban design. His architectural approach is not based on stylistic grounds but always trying to find the most adequate functional solution for each specific problem and situation.Their projects were published by many magazines in both Hungary and abroad. In 2008 Zsolt Zsuffa was working with Paul Dillon in Ireland where they designed a drive-through restaurant together. The restaurant won the Irish Architecture Award 2011, for the best commercial building. As a regard of his carrier he received the most prestigious award of Hungary, the Ybl Miklos Prize. Shortly after, in 2012 he got his DLA (Doctor of Liberal Arts) degree at the Budapest Technical Univerity. Next to his architectural practice he is a visiting lecture of the Budapest Techical University - Faculty of Architecture. Between 2008-2012 he was also the member of the Supervisory board of Budapest Architect Chamber. Zsolt is the joint author of the Budapest Architecture Guide.
The Archiprix-prize-winner Emiel Lamers has worked in Rotterdam, Budapest, Paris, Ljubljana and since September 2013, in Amsterdam.
Emiel is involved in the design and realization of office buildings, private homes, interiors and renovations. Since 2004 he has written as correspondent for the Dutch A10 magazine on new European architectures. Emiel also works as curator for exhibitions and events related to Dutch and Hungarian architectures. Lamers regularly lectures on European architecture at various schools and conferences throughout Europe.
He has just finished working on the realization of an international competition for a pavilion in the north of Amsterdam. He is currently working on a extension of a factory in France. He is also currently at work on a book about 'Contemporary Architecture in Hungary', which will appear in 2014.
Ján Stempel was born in 1959 in Slovakia and is a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University in Budapest. During 1984-1991 he worked for the SIAL practise in Liberec. From 1991 to 2004 ha was joint owner of the A.D.N.S. architectural practise in Prague. In collaboration with colleagues he has participated in many new built and refurbishment schemes both at home and abroad. He currently has his own architectural practise, stempel & tesar architects, and lectures at the Faculty of Architecture at the Technical University in Prague. He was a member of the editorial board of the magazines ARCH and Stavba. He has played a part in the publication of several works about Czech architecture. He is an author of the book ARCHITECURE V4 1990-2008 and the book 99 domu about Czech housing.